Delhi High Court (Photo - PTI)
The Delhi High Court
on Friday set aside a petition moved by India-based messaging platform ShareChat
against Indian content based app Helo, in which the former alleged that the latter was copying its design, infringing its copyright and indulging in unfair competition.
On October 30 last year, the High Court had ordered ByteDance, the company that owns Helo
and popular short video app TikTok, to stop placing bids on ‘ShareChat’ as a keyword on Google’s AdWords
had earlier said that Helo, whose parent company is based in China, had exploited Google’s AdWords
to get higher ranking by playing on its search words.
has since changed the user interface and login screen of its app. It has also changed a partial image appearing on Google Play Store
In the Google
general search and the Google Play Store
search, the ad-words “Share” and “Chat” have been discontinued and/or deactivated.
did not respond to a request for a comment.
"We welcome the order passed by the High Court of Delhi, which has been delivered without going into the merits of the case or any admission on the part of Helo
to any wrongdoing, with the consent of the parties involved," Helo
said in an email response.